Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lessons to be Learned

"This shall be the law of the metzora" [Metzora 14:2]

Why, asked R' Shmuel of Sochotchov, does the verse state: "This shall be the law of the metzora" and not "This is the law of the metzora"?

The tzara'as affliction, answered the Rebbe, is brought about by the sin of haughtiness.  Once he is afflicted, however, and individuals begin to distance themselves from him, he feels contrite and humbled.

But this feeling of humility must accompany him for the rest of his life.  Even after he is healed, let him not return to his previous state of arrogance; rather, he must ingrain the lesson he has learned as a metzora and remain humble until his very last day.

Source: Rabbi Y. Bronstein

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Priztut is so bad in (especially Chareidi) Frum neighborhoods. I changed my levush and people look at me like I’m nuts for wearing tznius clothing- In a Chareidi neighborhood! What’s happening!?

I see religious women wearing vinyl! Black vinyl! They look like they just need a Harley Davidson patch on that skirt and they’d fit right in at a biker bar! Oyvavoy!

We are so distant from real Yiddishkeit that people throw eggs and mock women for wanting to cover up and claim that a shawl is pritzus- even though it used to be the minhag. I pray we are able to wake up before the next tragedy.